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Objects of Desire and The Vintage Magazine are delighted to be working closely with Alastair Dickenson who is best-known for his appearances as the Silver expert on the BBC’s Antiques Roadshow.  Alastair has created a superb collection of forty five original silver objects associated with the sports of hunting, shooting, fishing and polo.

Over several decades of dealing in Antique Silver he has often had enquiries about silver relating to outdoor pursuits.  For this reason he has produced a book based on hunting, shooting and fishing but have included a small collection of items connected to other outdoor activities.  These include finely modelled animals and birds that would make ideal presents but every piece in this collection has been chosen for its rarity and quality

See a selection of these superb pieces below and please contact us at robertjarman@thevintagemagazine.com
or robert.jarman@objectsofdesirecollection.co.uk for a catalogue and price list to see the complete collection and arrange to view the pieces.

Alternatively please telephone  00 44 1962 771336

Pieces range from £275 to £18,500, and would make wonderful Christmas presents.

 

A superb Victorian cast Cow Creamer

with hinged flap on the back traditionallyapplied with a fly

by Robert Hennell IV.

 

Victorian-Cow-Creamer-with-hinged-flap-on-back

Hallmarked 1867 London

Length: 6 ins. (15.2 cms.) Height: 4 ins (10.2 cms.)

Weight: 7 oz

PRICE: £8,750

To purchase or for further details please contact Robert Jarman:- robert.jarman@objectsofdesirecollection.co.uk

Tel.no. 00 44 1962 771336

 

The Asprey’s Cartridge Placefinder. 

Without doubt the most iconic Placefinder or Buttmarker ever made,

with 8 pegs, brass cap and oxidised plated body. 

By twisting the cap the pegs rise up out of the top.

 

Aspreys-Cartridge-Placefinder-2

Circa: 1920 London

Height: 2.4 ins. (6 cms.)

PRICE: £2,850

To purchase or for further details please contact Robert Jarman:- robert.jarman@objectsofdesirecollection.co.uk

Tel.no. 00 44 1962 771336

 

A Rare William IV Silver-gilt Vinaigrette known as the Game Birds,

with pretty pierced foliate grille

by Nathaniel Mills of Birmingham

 

A rare William IV silver gilt Vinaigrette known as the Game Birds with pretty pierced foliate grille by Nathaniel Mills of Birmingham

Hallmark and detail of foliate grille of William IV silver gilt Vinaigrette by Nathaniel Mills of Birmingham

Hallmarked: 1830 Birmingham

Dimensions: 1.9 x 1.3 x 6 ins. (4.8 x 3.2 x 1.6 cms)

PRICE: £3,750

To purchase or for further details please contact Robert Jarman:- robert.jarman@objectsofdesirecollection.co.uk

Tel.no. 00 44 1962 771336

 

A Pair of Novelty Condiments modelled as Shotgun Cartridges

for Salt and Pepper,

by Padgett and Braham

A-Pair-of-Novelty-Condiments-modelled-as-shotgun-cartridges-for-salt-and-pepper by Padgett and Braham 1935

N.B. It is quite unusual top find a salt shaker as the tops are usually multi-pierced for pepper

Hallmarked: 1935 London

Height: 2.6 ins (6.7 cms)

PRICE: £875.00

To purchase or for further details please contact Robert Jarman:- robert.jarman@objectsofdesirecollection.co.uk

Tel.no. 00 44 1962 771336

 

 Two Edwardian beautifully painted enamelled place card holders,

depicting a Cock Pheasant and a Mallard Drake,

by Levi and Salomon of Birmingham

Two Edwardian beautifully painted enamelled place card holders depicting a cock pheasant and mallard drake by Levi and Salomon of Birmingham 1908

Details of Edwardian painted enamelled place card holders depicting a cock pheasant and mallard drake by Levi and Salomon Birmingham 1908

Hallmarked: 1908 Birmingham – Cased

PRICE: £1,200.00

To purchase or for further details please contact Robert Jarman:- robert.jarman@objectsofdesirecollection.co.uk

 Tel. no. 00 44 1962 771336

 

A fine German caster modelled as a Snipe with hinged wings and pull-off head,

by Neresheimer of Hanau,

with English import marks for 1912

German-caster-modelled-as-Snipe

English Import Hallmarks for 1912

Length: 6.3 ins (15.9 cms)

Weight: 6 oz

PRICE: £1,350.00

To purchase or for further details please contact Robert Jarman:- robert.jarman@objectsofdesirecollection.co.uk

Tel.no. 00 44 1962 771336

 

A pair of Pheasant table ornaments in slightly unusual poses. 

The cock with head down and wings dropped, the hen with wings raised,

by The Commercial Smelting and Refining company.

Pair-of-pheasants-in-unusual-poses

Hallmarked: 1973 London

Length: 9 ins (22.9 cms)

Weight: 27oz

PRICE:£1,650.00

To purchase or for further details please contact Robert Jarman:- robert.jarman@objectsofdesirecollection.co.uk

Tel.no. 00 44 1962 771336

 

A pair of table ornaments modelled as a Cock and Hen Pheasant,

maker’s mark, possibly J.E.K, German

Pair-of-table-ornaments-modelled-as-a-Cock-and-Hen-Pheasant

Circa 1920

Length of the Male: 6 ins (15.2 cms)

Length of the Female: 6.6 ins (15.9 cms)

PRICE: £850.00

To purchase or for further details please contact Robert Jarman:- robert.jarman@objectsofdesirecollection.co.uk

Te.no. 00 44 1962 771336

 

A Fine Cast Double Sided Paper Knife or Letter Opener

realistically chased as a Pheasant standing amidst foliage,

by Richard Comyns

A-fine-cast-double-sided-paper-knife-or-letter-opener-realistically-chased-as-a-pheasant standing amogst foliage by Richard Comyns 1959

Detsils-of-Double-sided-paper-knife-or-letter-opener-realistically-chased-as-a-pheasant standing amidst foliage by Richard Comyns 1959

Hallmarked: 1959 London

Length: 6.8 ins (17.1 cms.)

Weight: 3 oz.

PRICE: £400.00

To purchase or for further details please contact Robert Jarman:- robert.jarman@objectsofdesirecollection.co.uk

Tel.no. 00 44 1962 771336

 

A Large Victorian Flask,

the glass body partly covered in crocodile and with plated mounts

by Dixon & Sons of Sheffield.

A-large-Victorian-flask-the-glass-body-partly-covered-in-crocodile-and-with-plated-mounts by Dixon and Sons sheffield 1895

Date: Circa 1895 Sheffield

Height: 9.3 ins. (23.5 cms.)

PRICE: £575.00

To purchase or for further details please contact Robert Jarman:- robert.jarman@objectsofdesirecollection.co.uk

Tel.no. 00 44 1962 771336

 

LEFT: A fine Edwardian platinum and gold stickpin  formed as a flying Duck set with diamonds and a cabochon ruby eye. 

RIGHT: A 20th century platinum Stickpin modelled as a Snipe set with diamonds and with gold feet and cabochon ruby eye

Platinum-and-Gold-Duck-Stickpin-and-Platinum-Snipe-stickpin

Circa: 1905                                                                                                         Circa: 1960

PRICE: £1,750                                                                          PRICE: £750

To purchase or for further details please contact Robert Jarman:- robert.jarman@objectsofdesirecollection.co.uk

Tel.no. 00 44 1962 771336

 

A Fine Victorian Reverse Painted Intaglio Stickpin

depicting a Wolfhound, with gold mounts

A-fine-Victorian-reverse-painted-intaglio-Stickpin-depicting-a-Wolfhound-with gold mounts 1880

N.B. The wolfhound is a painted intaglio, sometimes erroneously called ‘Essex Crystals’ and is actually carved into the back and then painted which is a very skillful and time consuming process

Date: Circa 1880 London

Length: 3.1 ins. (7.9 cms.) Cased

PRICE: £1,550.00

To purchase or for further details please contact Robert Jarman:- robert.jarman@objectsofdesirecollection.co.uk

Tel.no. 00 44 1962 771336

 

A good Victorian gold mounted and painted porcelain Stickpin

depicting a Jack Russell Terrier,

signed and dated William Bishop Ford.

Gold-and-Painted-Stickpin-of-Jack-Russell-Terrier

 

Hallmarked: 1884 London

Length: 3.3 ins. (8.3 cms.) cased

PRICE: £700.00

To purchase or for further details please contact Robert Jarman:- robert.jarman@objectsofdesirecollection.co.uk

Tel.no. 00 44 1962 771336

 

A Fine William IV hunting scene Snuff Box

by Taylor and Perry of Birmingham

William IV hunting scene Snuff Box by Taylor and Perry Birmingham 1836

William IV hunting scene Snuff Box by Taylor and Perry Birmingham 1836 engine turned base

Hallmarked: 1836 Birmingham

Dimensions: 3.1 x 1.4 x 1 ins (7.9 x 3.5 x 2.5 cms)

PRICE: £3,500.00

To purchase or for further details please contact Robert Jarman:- robert.jarman@objectsofdesirecollection.co.uk

Tel.no. 00 44 1962 771336

 

A Fine and Interesting Victorian Hunting Horn

complete with original red leather case

by Edward Pairpoint

Victorian Hunting Horn complete with original red leather case by Edward Pairpoint 1868

Hallmarked: 1868 London

Length: The Horn is 10 ins (25.4 cms)

Weight: 3oz.

PRICE: £1,350.00

To purchase or for further details please contact Robert Jarman:- robert.jarman@objectsofdesirecollection.co.uk

Tel.no. 00 44 1962 771336

 

A pair of heavy cast Novelty Condiments

modelled as riding boots with silver gilt tops for pepper and salt

by J.A. Campbell.

A-pair-of-riding-boots-with-silver-tops-for-pepper-and-salt

Hallmarked: 1996 London

Height: 2.8 ins. (6.9 cms.)

Weight: 5oz

PRICE: £650

To purchase or for further details please contact Robert Jarman:- robert.jarman@objectsofdesirecollection.co.uk

Tel.no. 00 44 1962 771336

 

A Rare George IV 18ct gold Snuff Box with engine-turned sides,

the lid applied with a running fox,

by Alexander Strachan – SOLD

George IV 18 carat gold Snuff Box with engine turned sides applied with running fox by Alexander Strachan 1823

George IV 18 carat gold Snuff Box with engine turned sides and applied with a running fox by Alexander Strachan 1823 details

Hallmarked: 1823 London

Dimensions: 3 x 1.8 x 8 ins. (7.6 x 4.5 x 1.9 cms)

PRICE: £3,500.00

To purchase or for further details please contact Robert Jarman:- robert.jarman@objectsofdesirecollection.co.uk

Tel.no. 00 44 1962 771336

 

A Superb Quality and Heavy 20th Century cast Stirrup Cup

modelled as the head of a Wolfhound

by Herbert Buckler

20th Century cast Stirrup Cup modelled as a Wolfhound by Herbert Buckler 1968

Hallmarked: 1968 London

Length: 6.5 ins. (16.3 cms)

Weight: 20oz.

PRICE: £3,500.00

To purchase or for further details please contact Robert Jarman:- robert.jarman@objectsofdesirecollection.co.uk

Tel.no. 00 44 1962 771336

A superb pair of 18ct gold Cufflinks finely painted with 4 different images,

two of a fox and two of a hound

18-ct-Gold-Cufflinks-painted-with-4-different-images

 

Circa 1890 London

PRICE: £4,750.00

To purchase or for further details please contact Robert Jarman:- robert.jarman@objectsofdesirecollection.co.uk

Tel.no. 00 44 1962 771336

 

 A Late Victorian Gold Horseshoe Stickpin

set with lapis and pearls and with a crop lying across fastened by a looped gold rope

 

Victorian gold Horseshoe Stickpin set with lapis and pearls 1890

Victorian gold Horseshoe Stickpin set with lapis and pearls 1890

Circa 1890

Length: 2.4 ins. (6 cm.) Cased

Price: £350.00

To purchase or for further details please contact Robert Jarman:- robert.jarman@objectsofdesirecollection.co.uk

Tel.no. 00 44 1962 771336

A Good and Rare German Caster

realistically modelled as a Kingfisher with screw on head and typical alert expression,

by Neresheimer of Hanau

and with English import marks for, Berthold Muller, 1912.

 

Silver-German-Caster-modelled-as-a-Kingfisher

Length: 6.5 ins (16.5 cms.)

Weight: 5.5 oz

PRICE: £1,250.00

To purchase or for further details please contact Robert Jarman:- robert.jarman@objectsofdesirecollection.co.uk

Tel.no. 00 44 1962 771336

 

 An unusual 20th century 9ct gold Seal

modelled as a curled fish with suspension ring at the top

and the base set with plain black onyx within a fluted oblong mount.

9-ct-Gold-Seal-modelled-as-a-curled-fish

Height: 1.1 ins. (2.9 cms.)

Maker’s Mark: OK Ltd.

Date: 1960

PRICE: £350.00

To purchase or for further details please contact Robert Jarman:- robert.jarman@objectsofdesirecollection.co.uk

Tel.no. 00 44 1962 771336

 

A Fine George III Articulated Fish Vinaigrette,

prettily engraved with scales.

The hinged head revealing a plain grille,

by John Lawrence, Birmingham.

George III articulated fish vinaigrette engraved with scales by John Lawrence Birmingham 1817George III articulate fish vinaigrette with engraved scales by John Lawrence Birmingham 1817 details

Hallmarked 1817 Birmingham

Length: 3.1 ins. (7.9 cms)

PRICE: £2,500.00

To purchase or for further details please contact Robert Jarman:- robert.jarman@objectsofdesirecollection.co.uk

Tel.no. 00 44 1962 771336

 

A Rare Victorian Fish Compendium

with a whistle at one end and propelling pencil at the other,

flanked by a knife and button hook,

by walter ThornhillVictorian Fish Compendium with a whistle and propelling pencil and knife and button hook by Walter Thornhill

Victorian Fish Compendium with whistle and propelling pencil and knife and button hook by Walter Thornhill 1885

Hallmarked: 1885 London

Length: 3.3 ins. (8.3 cms.)

PRICE: £1,950.00

To purchase or for further details please contact Robert Jarman:- robert.jarman@objectsofdesirecollection.co.uk

Tel.no. 00 44 1962 771336

 

An Unusual George V Mug of plain bulbous form,

the interior very unusually applied with a gold fish, probably a salmon,

by Wakeley & Wheeler

Silver George V mug of bulbous form applied with gold fish by Wakeley & Wheeler  1929

Hallmarked: 1929 London

Height: 3.1 ins. (8.3 cms)

Diameter: 3 ins (7.6 cms)

Weight: 6oz

PRICE: £985.00

To purchase or for further details please contact Robert Jarman:- robert.jarman@objectsofdesirecollection.co.uk

Tel.no. 00 44 1962 771336

 

 An Amusing Late 19th Century Chinese Articulated Fish,

partly gilt and with red glass eyes.

The body in 7 sections with moveable pectoral fins

Late 19th century Chinese articulated fish partly gilt with red glass eyes

Hallmarked: 1890 London

Length: 3.9 ins (9.8 cms)

PRICE: £585.00

To purchase or for further details please contact Robert Jarman:- robert.jarman@objectsofdesirecollection.co.uk

Tel.no. 00 44 1962 771336

 

 

A Good 20th Century Gold Brooch modelled as a Salmon Fly,

the end of the hook tipped with a natural pearl

20th century gold brooch modelled as a salmon fly the end of the hook tipped with a natural pearl

Hallmarked: 1920 London

Overall Length: 2.5 ins (6.4 cms) With Original Case

PRICE: £385.00

To purchase or for further details please contact Robert Jarman:- robert.jarman@objectsofdesirecollection.co.uk

Tel.no. 00 44 1962 771336

 

 

A Superb Three Coloured Gold and Enamel Brooch

in the form of a Salmon and Rod, the reel set with a pearl,

by Alabaster and Wilson, Birmingham

3 Coloured gold and enamel Brooch in form of Salmon and Rod the reel set with a pearl by Alabaster and Wilson Birmingham 1970

Hallmarked: 1970 London

Length: 2.5 ins. (6.4 cms)

PRICE: £575.00

To purchase or for further details please contact Robert Jarman:- robert.jarman@objectsofdesirecollection.co.uk

Tel.no. 00 44 1962 771336

A Superb and Rare Pair of Late Victorian Cast Place Card Holders

modelled as Polo Players

by Samuel Jacob

Rare pair of late Victorian cast place card holders modelled as polo players by Samuel Jacob 1899

 Hallmarked: 1899 London

Length: 3.1 ins (7.9 cms)

Weight: 2oz

PRICE: £1,350.00

To purchase or for further details please contact Robert Jarman:- robert.jarman@objectsofdesirecollection.co.uk

Tel.no. 00 44 1962 771336

 

By Asprey & Co. Ltd. 

A rare late Victorian model of a Polo Player in impressive pose,

the base stamped, Mappin and Webb.

Asprey-Victorian-Polo-Player-stamped-Mappin-and-Webb

Hallmarked: 1898

Height: 5.5 ins (14 cms.)

Length: 4.3 ins (10.8 cms.)

Weight: 8 oz

PRICE: £3,800

To purchase or for further details please contact Robert Jarman:- robert.jarman@objectsofdesirecollection.co.uk

Tel.no. 00 44 1962 771336

 

A Good Model of a Horse, Maker’s Mark SMD

Model of Horse makers mark of SMD 1970

Model of Horse makers mark SMD 1970

Hallmarked: 1970 London

Length: 3.5 ins (8.9 cms)

Height: 3.8 ins (9.5 cms)

Weight: 5oz

PRICE: £780.00

To purchase or for further details please contact Robert Jarman:- robert.jarman@objectsofdesirecollection.co.uk

Tel.no. 00 44 1962 771336

 

A Rare Victorian cast Pepper modelled as a jockey, probably Fred Archer,

on horseback, by William and John Barnard

A Rare Victorian cast Pepper modelled as a jockey, probably Fred Archer on horseback by William and John Barnard 1882

 

Rare Victorian cast Pepper modelled as a jockey probably Fred Archer on horseback by William and John Barnard 1882

Hallmarked: 1882 London

Length: 4.8 ins (12 cms)

Weight: 6oz

PRICE: £8,500.00

To purchase or for further details please contact Robert Jarman:- robert.jarman@objectsofdesirecollection.co.uk

Tel.no. 00 44 1962 771336

 

Please contact Robert Jarman at The Vintage Magazine for further information. robertjarman@thevintagemagazine.com or robert.jarman@objectsofdesirecollection.co.uk

 

Robert-Jarman profile-for-TVM Robert Jarman has spent a lifetime observing and commenting on the habits and habitats of that endangered species, the British Aristocracy, including their houses, art collections, sports and pastimes.

He was a part-owner and Managing Director of Debrett’s Peerage and Baronetage, which he acquired and rescued from extinction in 1976, and built into an international publishing company.

He published the catalogues for a number of major Exhibitions at the V&A and the Royal Academy in the UK, the Cooper Hewitt and MOMA in New York, and the Smithsonian Institute in Washington.

He also conceived and created an important contemporary reference book called, ‘People of Today’, first published in 1981which is the ultimate study of the UK’s most successful and influential people.

He is therefore well-qualified to publish and edit The Vintage Magazine, an on-line publication aimed at, but not limited to, the affluent and active, over 50s who number over 23 million in the UK, and control 80% of the wealth of the country.

 

 
Thursday, November 26th, 2015